Thursday, January 22, 2009

This just in...

Apparently Caroline Kennedy has withdrawn her name from consideration to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S. Senate....

Elsewhere...Gov. Rell is proposing a Connecticut Economic Stimulus Packgage of its own...a $525 million package of various statewide infrastructure projects to be approved at next week's state Bond Commission meeting.

According to the release from here office...."This bond agenda is all business -- no frills, no earmarks. It addresses real and immediate needs for the entire state."

It's about time we got rid of the frills and earmarks.

3 Comments:

Blogger mccommas said...

42 year old Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand is the choice of the accidental governor of NY.

Can't get any more democratic than that, huh?

New York is just awash in carpetbaggers, snakes and opportunists.

8:06 PM  
Blogger dweeb said...

I'm unhappy with the process by which 'replacements' get selected, regardless of the state (yes, I mean Illinois as well as NY) but I don't have a proposal to offer in place of the current situations (especially since printing up raffle tickets costs money and where would we hold the drawing?).

As for frills and earmarks, I wish we'd call bonding what it really is, borrowing from our children, and then scrutinize every proposal to assure ourselves in the here and now that the project being paid for has a value that lasts the life of the debt we are creating.

With all due respect to both houses of our state legislature and to the Executive branch, while all of you have talked about budget tightening, the state's deficit continues to grow. What are you intending to DO about it?

Pouting and posturing have gotten us here-and will certainly not get us to where we need to be.
How do we start over, and when?

6:49 AM  
Blogger mccommas said...

We have a template solution for the troubles we are now in –- good old fashioned trickle down economics. Reagan slashed taxes in 1981 but it was no quick fix. I recall going to the Norwich Bulletin newsroom in the early 1990’s. I hooked up with the librarian there for a peek in the NB files.

The found out the Norwich Bulletin in its 1982 endorsement of the liberal Democrats said “Reaganomics isn’t working”. The editor was WRONG! (I have wanted to say that for about for about 18 years).

Who was the editor in 1982? Can we get that on the record Mr. Hackett? I think that is important.

Reaganomics WAS working but it had not yielded dividends yet. Reagan’s solution was a long term. My social studies teacher told me that at the time. We need to grow the economy and the way you do that is not through spending giveaways and tax increases but through unleashing the private sector.

Make it worthwhile to take risks again. Connecticut taxes business to death. There is a huge untapped potential out there.

It took a leap of faith and Reagan unlike the current leaders in Hartford had the courage to leap. Reagan’s party suffered in the off year elections, but by 1984 Reaganomics was in full flower.

That is not only what we need to do on a state level but on the federal level again too. The Bush Tax cuts need to be made permanent. Unfortunately the wrong people got elected and instead of 1981 we are at 1977.

History is repeating itself.

7:34 PM  

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